The significance of intensity of rehabilitation of stroke--a controlled trial.
Of the 373 stroke patients 95 were admitted to the feasibility study of stroke rehabilitation. The patients were divided into two groups, an intensive and a normal treatment group. In this study, the functional recovery of stroke, measured by ADL and motor function was significantly better in the intensive treatment group. There was no difference in institutionalization or incidence of death between the groups. The gain of ADL and motor function was greatest during the first three months after stroke in the intensive treatment group. The conclusion is that intensified physiotherapy seems to improve the functional recovery of stroke patients.
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